Saul Hay Anniversary Exhibition – BeesBlogs Interviews Co-Directors Catherine & Ian Hay

Saul Hay
13th October 2017

Saul Hay – First Anniversary Exhibition – BeesBlogs talks to Co-Directors Catherine & Ian Hay   Saul Hay Fine Art opened in October 2016. Born of love for contemporary art and a passion to realise a long-held dream, Catherine and Ian Hay have put their dream, and their money to the ultimate test. They’ve certainly made a mark on Manchester’s art scene. They have a stand at The Manchester Contemporary …

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Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer

Andrew Brooks
5th October 2017

Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer Andrew Brooks is an acclaimed North West photographer, artist, and filmmaker and winner of the GM Arts Prize 2016. Originally from Cambridgeshire, Andrew came to Manchester more than 20 years ago, via Stockport College where he studied Documentary Photography. His photography, taking inspiration from the likes of JMW Turner and the Romantic era, produces works of immense depth engineered  with…

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Art Snippets – More of What’s On in Manchester

Art Snippets
2nd October 2017

Art Snippets – Manchester’s Buzzin Art Scene This latest Art Snippets is absolutely full of great Art2C in Manchester and the North West most starting this week. Miami to Morcambe – Artist Jenny Steele presents This Building for Hope  A new solo exhibition at the iconic Art Deco Midland Hotel, Morecambe from 4th – 22nd October 2017     This Building for Hope is a new exhibition of site specific artwork and interventions…

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Art2c – Do you Remember Islington Mill? & Saul Hay Anniversary Exhibition

Islington Mill
14th September 2017

Islington Mill – Your Memories Needed Islington Mill Memories?   Many of you know of Salford’s Islington Mill as an arts community for a number of years.. Now Swiss-French artist Hugo Hemmi, through a month long residency at Castlefield Gallery is looking for your help to find people with memories of Islington Mill for a new exhibition. If you can help you can find Hugo’s contact details below . Since…

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The Reformation – John Rylands Library Manchester

Reformation
29th August 2017

  Although not my usual ‘What’s On’ blog of Contemporary Art, this exhibition ‘The Reformation’ from  The John Rylands Library in Manchester, one of Manchester’s iconic buildings and next to some of the ultra modern building of Spinningfields, focuses on a subject which continues to fascinate. And not just historians. Take the success of Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’, and many still remember Keith Michelle’s portrayal of Henry VIII from TV’s…

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Manchester Histories and Peoples History Musuem Get Peterloo 2019 Project Funding

Peterloo
17th August 2017

 The Peterloo 2019 Project On 16th August 2015 I saw actor Maxine Peake read Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Mask of Anarchy’ at Manchesters’s Albert Hall which was then going through a refurbishment programme. The fact that there was a certain amount of disarray, due to building works, only added to the atmospheric staging of Shelly’s poem which was done by Peake in a candlelit stage setting. The memory of that Peterloo…

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Air Gallery Open 2017 – Altrincham’s Latest Art Space

Air Gallery
15th August 2017

Air Gallery Open 2017 Exhibition Established to promote emerging and early career artists Air Gallery’s annual OPEN Exhibition 2017 commenced on 10th August. It was my first visit and it was a real pleasure to see so many people attending and supporting this new art space. Billed as an eclectic and diverse collection of artwork from around the globe, I think it achieved its aim.   With 40+ exhibitors, some…

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Material | Matters – Saul Hay Gallery – Castlefield

Material Matters
14th August 2017

  Material | Matters – Saul Hay Gallery Material | Matters, is Saul Hay’s latest exhibition and with nine exhibiting artists there’s a lot to see. The quality of the artists work means that having so much to see is a real bonus.  Material | Matters explores the physicality of the artists’ chosen medium, considering our sense of history and the mystical connections we feel to our landscape. A particular…

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Opera North ‘The Little Greats’ at the Lowry

Opera North
11th August 2017

Opera North The Little Greats at the Lowry   THE LITTLE GREATS: AN UNMISSABLE FESTIVAL OF SHORT OPERAS AT THE LOWRY   Short operas, huge emotions: iconic Italian opera in Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana Family-friendly matinee of The Child and the Magic Spells Leonard Bernstein’s 1950s satire on the American Dream, Trouble in Tahiti Trial by Jury: Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious courtroom farce A rarely-performed operatic gem, Janáček’s Osud (Destiny)…

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The Making of a Festival – Elisa Artesero on Manifest Arts Festival 2017

Elisa Artesero
7th August 2017

Manifest Arts Festival 2017   Manifest Arts Festival returned this year, for its second outing. This year also saw a step change in the festival with more artists and venues across Greater Manchester. An artist led festival, with its aim of promoting North West artists, Manifest programmed its 5 days to run along-side the multi-million pound Manchester International Festival. With 33+ venues and 250 artists  putting on this festival was bound to be a challenge…

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